Articles from January, 2016

Fact-checking the Jan. 31 Sunday shows

We look at Ted Cruz's attack on Donald Trump and Marco Rubio's defense of his immigration record, from interviews on Meet the Press. 

Mailbag: 'Your article is complete hogwash'

Another of our periodic roundups of reader complaints and compliments.

Live fact-checking the Iowa Republican presidential debate

Trump or no Trump, the show went on tonight in Iowa. Find out what the candidates said, and how true their claims were.

The presidential scorecards so far

We check in on how the candidates are doing on our Truth-O-Meter. In Context: Donald Trump's turban talk Fact-checking Trump, Sanders on the Jan. 24 shows What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa

Poynter Institute announces initiative to fact-check claims about global health and development

The collaboration among the Poynter Institute, PolitiFact and Africa Check will bring accountability and public context globally to complex regional issues. Fact-checking Trump, Sanders on the Jan. 24 shows What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa  

Fact-checking Trump, Sanders on the Jan. 24 shows

Trump responds to an aggessive ad from Sen. Ted Cruz about Trump wanting to bulldoze a widow's home. In the Democratic fight, Sanders says Trump is beatable and had an unusual theory about climate change.   What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa

What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa

Presidential candidates on the trail in Iowa faced snow, voters and, now, PolitiFact.    In context: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on Goldman Sachs   Follow our live updates: PolitiFact on the road in Iowa Jan. 18-22

In context: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on Goldman Sachs

Their basic message: Their political opponents side with greedy banks, specifically Goldman Sachs.   Follow our live updates: PolitiFact on the road in Iowa Jan. 18-22

PolitiFact is on the road in Iowa Jan. 18-22

Follow along as PolitiFact's fact-checkers hit the trail with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Fact-checking the Democratic NBC debate in South Carolina Fact-checking the Jan. 17 news shows  

Fact-checking the Democratic NBC debate in South Carolina

The three remaining Democratic candidates for president debated Sunday night in South Carolina. See how they performed on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking the Fox Business Network debate in South Carolina

How did the candidates' claims fare on the Truth-O-Meter?   Fact-checking the 2016 State of the Union address How much would Bernie Sanders’ health care plan cost the middle class? New grant will help PolitiFact grow

New grant will help PolitiFact grow

The Democracy Fund will invest up to $500,000 over two years to expand our fact-checking efforts. Fact-checking the 2016 State of the Union address How much would Bernie Sanders’ health care plan cost the middle class? Coming soon: PolitiFact Pennsylvania!

How much would Bernie Sanders’ health care plan cost the middle class?

Sanders touts his health care plan as a boon to middle-class pocketbooks. We dug into the details and found there’s a lot of uncertainty on whether his overhaul would actually save money.   Fact-checking the 2016 State of the Union address Coming soon: PolitiFact Pennsylvania!

Coming soon: PolitiFact Pennsylvania!

We're partnering with Billy Penn to fact-check Pennsylvania politicians.   Fact-checking Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union address

Fact-checking Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union address

We review several of Obama's claims from his seventh and final State of the Union address, as well as Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican response.  

Previewing President Obama’s final State of the Union address

We're watching President Barack Obama's final State of the Union; check back here for fact-checks. In the meantime, follow PolitiFact on Medium and view our annotations of Obama's speech. 

Fact-checking the Jan. 10 Sunday shows

We look at two things Donald Trump said about foreign policy on Meet the Press.    • 3 things to know about 'the gun show loophole'   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?   • Explaining the immigration fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

PolitiFact Sheet: 3 things to know about the 'gun show loophole'

There's a lot of debate going on about a "gun show loophole," a term that confuses the issue of who sells guns with where they are sold. We explain the term in three points.   • Previewing Obama's town hall on guns   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?   • 5 things to know about the immigration fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

Tonight: Obama's town hall on guns

President Barack Obama will discuss his new executive actions on gun regulations at a CNN town hall Thursday. We'll be watching.   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?   • 5 things to know about the immigration fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz   • New video or not, Clinton claim about ISIS using Trump in video is still False

Mailbag: 'Y'all have lost your marbles'

Here's a selection of reader comments on our recent stories. Some are chilly, some are warm.   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?   • 5 things to know about the immigration fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz   • New video or not, Clinton claim about ISIS using Trump in video is still False

New video or not, Clinton claim about ISIS using Trump in video is still False

With the emergence of a new terrorist-recruiting video featuring Donald Trump, many readers urged us to change our rating of a Hillary Clinton claim that we had rated False. But we are sticking with False.   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president? • PunditFact: Does Vladimir Putin have journalists killed?  • Top 10 fact-checks of 2015

PolitiFact fact-checks the Jan. 3 Sunday shows

We fact-checked claims about open carry laws and the 2016 presidential field made on Meet the Press.   • PunditFact: Does Vladimir Putin have journalists killed?  • Top 10 fact-checks of 2015